All the Rage: Saved by Sarno

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Featuring an introduction and post-film Q&A with Lindianne Sarno, daughter of Dr. John Sarno!

He changed shock jock Howard Stern’s life. Veteran Senator Tom Harkin was inspired to campaign for his cause, and he gave comedian Larry David “the closest thing to a religious experience” he’s ever had. The late Dr. John Sarno took a radical approach to back pain, instructing patients to focus on repressed emotions as the source. His bestselling book, Healing Back Pain, was first published in the 1980s, and when co-director Michael Galinsky’s father read it he was cured of chronic whiplash. The book – which connects pain with emotions rather than structural causes – put Sarno at blunt odds with the medical system, which shunned his unorthodox approach. Many years later, when Michael was immobilized by excruciating back pain, he met with Dr. Sarno and was put on the mend.

“An effective call for attention to ideas that buck the medical establishment.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

Thus began a 12-year odyssey to chronicle his personal journey of healing with the story of Dr. Sarno and his work. The documentary All The Rage braids Galinsky’s universal story of pain and emotion together with the story of Dr. Sarno’s work, connecting the audience to both the issues and the emotions involved. Featuring interviews with Howard Stern, Larry David, reporter John Stossel, Dr. Andrew Weil, Bernie Sanders and other luminaries, All the Rage offers a profound rethink of our health care. (Dir.by David Beilinson/Michael Galinsky/Suki Hawley, 2016, USA, 94 mins., Not Rated)